Orienting to Mental Health at Queen’s and in Kingston

Life as a graduate student can be great, especially when you have taken the time to orient yourself with your department and new colleagues (as Amanda suggested earlier this month) and Kingston (Jeremy has some great ideas on that). But,

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Orientating yourself with (Downtown) Kingston

Go to Queen’s they said… Kingston is nice they said!  Well, they were right.  In my slightly biased opinion, I’d say that Kingston is a great place to live and if you find yourself beginning a new chapter of your

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A few quick tips on getting settled in your department

Even though I was not new to Queen’s when I started grad school and had already spent 4 years in the Biology department, I had to re-orient myself in my new role as a grad student. Since August is all

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Re/Orientation: Graduate Welcome and Resources Fair

Bullet points: Pancakes You got questions? The SGS has answers Campus and community resource fair Tours Accessibility If you’ve already been here (at Queen’s) for a while, don’t skip ahead assuming this post isn’t for you. Our August post series

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Living With Accessibility Issues

Lisa, Sharday, and me talking about accessibility at the Kingston Brewing Company. Good to know: you can roll in on a scooter, but if you need to use the washroom, you have to go next door to the Four Points hotel.

Our posts this month have engaged in conversation about what accessibility is and how Queen’s has been involved in improving accessibility. Queen’s has been making a number of great efforts to make its resources accessible to all students. But what

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Physical Accessibility @QueensU

This week I will be continuing with our theme of the month, “accessibility”.  Specifically, I will be exploring physical accessibility on Queen’s campus. First off, what is accessibility?  As stated by the Accessibility Hub’s ‘Blue Folder’, accessibility means, “Giving people

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All about the @AccessHubQU

Here at Gradifying we are focusing on accessibility this month. Last week Sharday wrote an excellent post about accessibility and universal design. This week I will give you a peek at a neat new resource offered here at Queen’s –

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Accessibility and Universal Design

This month, Amanda, Jeremy, Dustin, and I are going to write about issues, events, and opportunities related to the concept of accessibility. Accessibility is something to which we all have a different set of relationships. For instance, we may perceive

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Farewell Atif and Rachel, Hello Jeremy and Dustin–Or, Gradifying: A Long, Slow Goodbye

The Queen’s of the Stoneage concert is coming up, and so I’m writing in song lyrics more than usual. (If you’re not familiar with the song “A Long Slow Goodbye,” click this YouTube link immediately, if not sooner) It’s time

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What to do in Kingston this summer…. Part 4

I’m now in the midst of my sixth Kingston summer. Between the Masters and PhD, I’ve been here for a few years, and every year I find myself looking forward to the same things every time the campus clears out

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